At the young age of 10, Dr. Winkler had the unfortunate privilege of watching her sick brother undergo many medical treatments at Children’s Hospital of San Diego. The entire experience had a significant impact on Dr. Winkler and it was the defining moment that she knew she wanted to become a doctor in order to help people.
With a focus on preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices, Dr. Winkler takes the time to educate her patients and provide them with the appropriate resources. She believes that everyone needs balance and aims to help her families find their ideal life balance.
Her patients describe Dr. Winkler as easy going, understanding, and supportive. She takes the team approach with every patient. As she says it best, “Kids are the most valuable thing in your family. It is a huge responsibility that parents allow me to be a part of their lives and I find great joy in working with them.”
A graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Winkler returned to her native San Diego to complete her residency at University of California, San Diego. She has been practicing since 1999 and brings a trained and trusted approach to her patients.
Dr. Winkler is very active during her time away from the office and participates in triathlons, IRONMAN competition, and ultra-distance triathlons. One of her biggest accomplishments was completing the double IRONMAN which included a total of 281.2 miles.